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Book 2 Chapter 22 The Sea Still Rises… The sea symbolized the peasants and the title describe how the peasants can rise above the power and show they have a power of their own.
Summary One week later in Saint Antoine, Defarge arrives bearing news of the capture of Foulon, a wealthy man who once declared that if people were starving they should eat grass. Foulon decided he would fake his own death to avoid the peasants anger but was later found hiding in the country. The revolutionaries set out to meet Foulon, led by Madame Defarge and a woman who was known as The Vengeance. The mob hangs Foulon, but the rope breaks and he does not die until his third hanging. The peasants placed his head on a pike and filled his mouth with grass.
Summary Continued… When they had finished, the peasants eat their scanty and insufficient suppers," and they go back to their regular daily lives.
Literary Devices Symbolism-The lamps across his streets had a portentously elastic swing with them. (223) The lamps hanging across the street symbolize the potential fate of the spies being hung in the near future. Imagery- The fingers of the knitting women were vicious, with the experience that they could tear. (223) The fingers of the women are being described in a way that shows how wrinkled and torn they were from their lives of knitting. Irony- The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer. (224) The wife who is short and overweight is married to a starved grocer whom would be quite skinny to point he looks as if he is starving. It is ironic that the two are together based on their individual appearances.
Essential Quote Not dead! He feared us so muchand with reason that he caused himself to be represented as dead, and had a grand mock-funeral. But they have found him alive, hiding in the country, and have brought him in. I have seen him but now, on his way to the Hotel de Ville, a prisoner. I have said that he had reason to fear us. Say all! HAD he reason?(224) Foulon is captured and Madame Defarge is bringing the peasants together for his arrival and for his hanging.